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2012-11-11 Baking in Korea

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Oreo Cheesecake from Scratch

The other weekend, I was able to bake with a couple of my friends.

We decided that we wanted to make cheesecake and brownies. It was really fun to finally be able to bake in Korea. One thing about Korea is that not very many houses actually have an oven. Bakery things are generally just bought, never made at home, so it is a privilege whenever anyone gets the chance to bake.

Luckily for me, I have friends that live in an apartment that has ovens, so I was able to bake with a couple of them. But even though we were able to find an oven, ingredients are actually really expensive to buy separately. Just to make a cheesecake in Korea costs about $40 because of all the dairy products that are not that cheap, especially the cream cheese.

Actually my friend has a dream to host a cooking show, so we practiced one where we were able to put all the ingredients in little bowls (picture above) and  then we started recording from there. It was quite fun.

We had to do some conversions considering everywhere besides America uses Celsius
and different other measurements but other than that the cheesecake and brownies turned out fabulously and we were able to bake. It gave me so much comfort to be able to bake again. That is definitely something I can’t wait to get back to.

Baking is so
great!

Dana Hellie

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